Posts Tagged ‘Debo Band’

ToDo ToDay: Go-Go Symphony, Samba Mapangala, and Grogan Social Scene

Combining disparate items is a hit-or-miss prospect. Tonight, Capital City Symphony fuses two conflicting musical genres that just might yield something beautiful: classical music and go-go. It’s called, simply, the Go-Go Symphony, a performance that marries the instrumentation of a full orchestra with the syncopated beats and live dancers of go-go. Conductor John Devlin will [...]

Eclectic Wizard: Tropicalia’s Jim Thomson Might Be D.C.’s Most Interesting Booker

By a certain hour most Fridays and Saturdays, U Street NW can begin to feel a little tense: earpiece-wearing bouncers loom in club doorways, turning people away; women in stilettos totter over bulges in the narrow sidewalk; little spats break out over who hailed a cab or claimed a parking spot first.
Descend an unmarked staircase [...]

ToDo ToDay: NSO In Your Neighborhood, Energy Kitchen, Debo Band

As local performance venues go, there are a few reasons why the Kennedy Center can be a tough draw: It’s hard to get to, parking costs are exorbitant, Newt Gingrich hangs out there, etc. And for musicians, there’s an added gripe: “We don’t usually get to have drinks on stage,” remarked National Symphony violinist Joel [...]

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